San Francisco, Cambridge, New York

GAVIN McMILLAN

Senior Principal & Director of Sustainability


Gavin started practicing over 25 years ago and worked on the design of the 1988 World's Fair and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. His particular area of expertise is transforming challenging sites into valued cultural and natural places as evidenced in cities he worked for. His award winning work has led him to projects around the globe, contributing articles in the Urban Land Institute & Earth Pledge Foundation publications, speaking on landscape & urban design issues, judging excellence in development awards and as a studio instructor at Harvard's School of Design.

EDUCATION
QLD University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Master of Landscape Architecture, 1988
QLD Institute of Technology, Brisbane, Australia,
Bachelor of Applied Science, 1983

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Hargreaves Associates
New Ground Environmental Design, Australia
Belt Collins Australia, Sydney, Australia
Belt Collins International, Australia / Singapore
Landplan Studio Pty. Ltd., Brisbane, Australia
P. Clarke and Associates, Brisbane, Australia

AWARDS
CMAA Award for Innovation in Masonry
P. Behan Memorial Prize for Landscape Design
SGAP Prize for Landscape Design

PUBLICATIONS
"Environmental Issues for Waterfronts", ULI, Remaking the Urban Waterfront, 2004
"Sydney 2000", Sustainable Architecture White Papers, 2000
"An Australian Landscape for the Sydney Olympiad", Landscape Australia, 1995
"Home Grown Garden", House and Garden, 1995
"Paving and Landscapes", Australian Concrete Construction, 1994
"Landscape 2000", BOMA magazine, 1993

LECTURES
"Landscape and Brownfields", National Brownfields Conference, Boston, 2007 "Creating & Recreating Environmentally Sensitive Landscapes", Cities & their Quality of Life, Water & Environment Conference, Santander, Spain 2006 "Waterfronts Intepreting History", APA National Conference, San Antonio, 2006 "Public Art Challenges", City Forum, Chattanooga, Tennessee 2005 "Getting Dirty", Brownfields Revisited Series, Clemson Architecture Center, Charleston 2004 "Imagining Riverfronts", Davenport, Iowa, 2003 "Interior Plants", Facilities Manager's Conference, 1996 "The Role of Plant Guidelines for Homebush Bay", Olympic Coordination Committee Seminar, 1995 "Designing for the Australian Landscape", AIH Seminar, 1994

PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Nashville Riverfront, Nashville, Tennessee
Knoxville South Waterfront, Knoxville, Tennessee
South Point Park, Miami Beach, Florida
21st Century Chattanooga Waterfront, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Hershey Medical Center, Cancer Institute, Hershey Pennsylvania
Blaxland Riverfront Park, Sydney, Australia
North Tract Park, Arlington, Virginia
Louisville Waterfront Park Phase 2 & 3, Louisville, Kentucky
General Motors Warren Technical Center Master Plan, Detroit, Michigan
Sydney Olympics 2000, Sydney, Australia
Sydney International Athletic & Aquatic Centers, Sydney, Australia
Gold Coast Commercial Centre and Marina, Hong Kong, China
BMI City, Jakarta, Indonesia
World's Fair 1988, Brisbane, Australia